Kodak Partners with Evolve Additive Solutions

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Kodak and Evolve scale production capabilities and speed of additive manufacturing with electrophotographic technology.


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Kodak and Evolve Additive Solutions Inc. have announced a technology partnership. Kodak will supply imaging systems, parts and consumables, based on the Kodak Nexpress digital electrophotographic platform. In addition, the companies have signed joint development agreements for equipment and materials with the goal of further developing Evolve’s selective thermoplastic electrophotographic process (STEP) technology in anticipation of its release in 2020.

The Kodak Nexpress platform delivers unique print capabilities in a modular and upgradeable package, making it an ideal platform for Evolve. Evolve will use a Kodak-developed toner manufacturing process to make the part toners for its system. The electrophotographic technology is part of the solution comprising hardware, materials, processes, workflow software and services required to print and finish parts cost effectively. Collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas between the two teams is expected to reach beyond materials and components to manufacturing, service and support.


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